Best of the Bay 2012: BEST SHUTTERBUG SECRET


Hidden in a corner of the beloved Rooky Ricardo's Records store is the domain of Glass Key Photo owner and photography enthusiast Matt Osborne. From a funky wedge of floor space, Osborne offers a top-notch, well-edited, and cheap selection of cameras, film, and darkroom gear. Much of his treasure is stored in an old-school refrigerator case, making for an appealingly bizarre shopping experience. Customers thirsty for hard-to-find photographic gear should check out Glass Key before the bigger-name stores — even if the refrigerator doesn't hold the key to your photographic fantasies, Osborne is happy to special order what he doesn't have. He also earns rave reviews for his camera repair skills, and sells root beer to thirsty shutterbugs.

448 Haight, SF. (415) 829-9946,


I'm so glad that the SFBay Guardian picked Glass Key Photo as a Best of the Bay! This is a uniquely San Francisco location and deserves the shout out for sure. Thanks for staying independent and not going with a big box store!!!

Posted by Dorkus_Americanus on Jul. 26, 2012 @ 2:46 pm